6-20-13 Mako and Hammerhead for the Bn’M

Aboard the Bn’M I started out this morning heading to one of the humps offshore of Islamorada. There’s been some tuna around and whenever that’s the case there’s always a shot at a shark. We got to the hump and caught a few tuna right away. We put out one live tuna for shark bait and then one dead one and started drifting. After about 10 minutes we got a bite. We hooked up about a 100 lb hammerhead and 14 year old Garrett got in the Chair. We had a second bite we missed while battling his, but after a 15 minute fight we had his shark boat side and released it after a few quick pics. Later on in the afternoon we went swordfishing, and about 3 p.m. we hooked a mako shark down about 1200′! After a 20 minute fight and some great pics we released an estimated 175 lb mako shark. That was the first mako I have caught in 7 years, and my second ever! There should still be some shark around the next few months so let us know when you want to try to get out there for some Shark Fishing in the Florida Keys!

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

6/16/13 Backcountry and gulf shark fishing in Islamorada Florida Keys

Well summer time is here and that usually means fairly calm weather.  This makes the perfect opportunity for some backcountry shark fishing in Islamorada.  We run a little bit further often this time of year into the gulf of mexico where some of the big boys of the backcountry wait.  Monster bull sharks up to 300 lbs!  We also catch lots of this big goliath grouper this time of year too.  Blacktip sharks also roam about, and of course lemons are usually more back around the flats areas.  If you want to do some florida keys shark fishing then just shoot me an email.  The past week we’ve done two trips into the gulf and caught big bulls both times as well as the goliaths.  We also had cobia and permit as well for smaller game.  The last couple days in the backcountry this week we even encountered ‘mud marlin’ which is NOT uncommon this time of year.  The sharks are good back there too and as stated you have more of a shot at the lemon sharks and such back there which are fun.  We like to catch fresh stuff for live bait such as ladyfish or mullet.  Sometimes we can even arrange to have a cooler of fresh dead stuff to go if sharking is what you really want to focus on the whole time!  It’s a blast catching sharks in islamorada!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk